Quetzalcoatl Academic Support offers an array of services including, private sessions, knowledge share workshops, and online courses to facilitate students' learning and promote their academic excellence.
Critical Pedagogy and Indigenous Education Model
My teaching philosophy is grounded in Critical Pedagogy by Freire and the Indigenous Education Model by Cintli Rodriguez. As such, we work to disrupt the hierarchies often evident in student-teacher relationships. We do this by challenging the oppressive nature of the banking system of education by implementing a problem-solving approach in which we can engage in reflection, critical dialogue, and a process of co-creating knowledge. In doing so, we validate the knowledge students carry while encouraging them to think critically and find their own voice. The Indigenous Education Model is made up of four components including: self-reflection, beautiful and precious knowledge, the will to act and transformation. Education should be intrinsically tied to social justice and thus be an avenue to achieve liberation. After students have reflected on themselves and where they come from as well as have acquired the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their community, we aim to promote the agency students have to advocate for themselves and their community.
We create Academic Learning Plans alongside every one of our students which helps us track progress, meet tailored goals and maintain the student or the parent/guardian informed.
Approaches to Learning
It is essential to understand that all students learn differently. Being able to take various different approaches to learning provides students with the opportunity thrive and reach their full potential.
Proven Success: Improvement
We achieve 100% success rate. All of our current and past students have met or exceeded the goals they set for themselves. It is important to note that this is both a reflection of our work, but also that of our students.
Learning From Home
Given the shutdown of educational institutions, students' learning has been highly impacted.
January 12, 2021
Implementing a Critical Pedagogy is critical
July 12, 2020
Applying to a Four Year University
As a first-generation college student, pursuing a higher education was something that I was unfamiliar with. Upon graduating from high school, I went my local community college and then transferred to UCLA. It is my responsibility now to support others on that journey.
July 12, 2019
Though we are based out of Los Angeles, California, we serve students across the world.
Monica is a very dedicated, patient , thoughtful tutor. She has been tutoring my two 9 years old boys for a few months already. My two boys were very behind on reading and now they have made tremendous progress.
Monie has been incredibly helpful. She is very patient with me and always meets me where I am. She is very knowledgeable and simply talking to her when I am struggling with something brings about so many new ideas. Monie has been a great support for me. She has pushed me to grow more confident in my capabilities in academics.
[Monie] was always patient with me and very responsive. Of course, she helped other students in the class and we were all very fond of her and with all the support she provided us with. I ended up passing that course with an A. I would recommend her services to anyone. Not only is she knowledgeable and has years of experience, but she is also very friendly and will make you feel very comfortable. Give her a try, you won't be disappointed!
I have been working with Monica for close to 2 years now. I'm a student at community college and found myself needing extra support. Though I was hesitant, I decided to give it a go and I am very glad I did! I appreciate that she is very understanding and supportive when it comes to my learning disability. She encouraged me to seek out accommodations which has become very helpful throughout my college education.
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